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Hundreds of kids participate in free fishing event in Barrie

Hundreds of kids participate in free fishing event in Barrie


Barrie’s waterfront was lined with hundreds of young anglers on Sunday for the return of a popular family-friendly fishing event.


After a two-year pandemic pause, the annual Rotary Kids Fishing Day returned to the shorelines of Kempenfelt Bay Sunday. The event, put together by the Kempenfelt Rotary Club, is a tradition the club looks forward to every year.


“It’s a fabulous way for us to give back to the community,” said Joan Bell-McKee, the club’s incoming president. “It’s a free day for the kids; free fishing rods, free bait, pizza supplied by Domino’s and all provided by our wonderful sponsorship by TD.”


Participants were required to register ahead of time, with nearly 1200 people expected to attend the event, which Bell-McKee says would not be possible without months of hard work by dedicated volunteers.


“This is an event that kids come back to year after year with their parents, their grandparents and their siblings,” she said. “It’s wonderful to have this event again. It’s something that everyone in our Rotary Club looks forward to.”

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Family Fishing Weekend to Kick Off Summer With Events : My Cariboo Now

Family Fishing Weekend to Kick Off Summer With Events : My Cariboo Now

For families looking to get outdoors during Father’s Day, they can now go to fishing events all weekend.

Fishing license requirements will be waived for all Canadian citizens that weekend, making it an affordable activity for all families.

“For the license, all of those are waived, unless you are fishing in classified waters or if you are fishing for species that require a surcharge, so something like sturgeon, or salmon, or Shuswap trout.” says Jessica Yarwood, Marketing Coordinator for the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

“Something like that, you do still require the stamp.”

The fishing events will be taking place in Williams Lake on McLeese Lake on June 18th, starting at 7:00am, then Biffs Pond on June 19th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Each place will have different events and activities for people to participate in.

Yarwood says, if you don’t have any fishing equipment, then you can go to the Williams Lake Tourism Discovery Centre to borrow gear, but to call ahead to make sure they have stock.

For more information on fishing, you can visit the BC Family Fishing website here.

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‘Take A Kid Fishing!’ Events Announced

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(DNREC’s “Take A Kid Fishing!” program teaches young people ages 6 through 15 how to fish. /DNREC photo.)

Registration Now Open

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invites budding anglers ages 6 through 15 to join the DNREC Division of Fish of Fish and Wildlife aquatic resource educators and learn how to fish with a parent, grandparent or guardian at an upcoming “Take a Kid Fishing!” event.

“Take a Kid Fishing!” events are offered free of charge to all participants, with advanced registration required. All fishing equipment is provided at no charge to participants for use at the events. To ensure that enough supplies are on hand, advanced registration is required at de.gov/takf.

Events will be held starting in June on the following dates at the following locations:

  • 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 4, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 11, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 16, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 17, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 18, Lums Pond State Park, Bear
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 24, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 30, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna

Additional “Take A Kid Fishing!” event dates scheduled for July and August and program information is available at de.gov/takf.

“Take a Kid Fishing!” teaches young anglers fundamental fishing skills and conservation concepts, including catch-and-release. Along with the angling experience, these free fishing events also feature activity stations and prizes. Packing refreshments and a picnic lunch is encouraged.

Individuals 16 years of age and older who accompany and engage in fishing with “Take a Kid Fishing!” participants must have a current Delaware fishing license and a Delaware Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number. Delaware recreational fishing licenses are sold online and by license agents statewide. License-exempt anglers, including Delaware residents 65 and older, may obtain a free FIN number online or from a license agent where recreational fishing licenses are sold. Online services available at de.gov/fishinglicense include fishing license purchases, FIN numbers, a list of participating license agents, and additional related information. Children under the age of 16 are exempt from the license and FIN requirements.

Information on fishing in Delaware also can be found in the 2022 Delaware Fishing Guide at dnrec.delaware.gov. The guide is also available in printed form from license agents throughout the state.

“Take A Kid Fishing!” is sponsored by the DNREC Aquatic Resources Education Center, with host sites provided by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, Delaware Department of Agriculture Forest Service and City of Dover Parks and Recreation.

About DNREC
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities, and educates Delawareans about the environment. The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife conserves and manages Delaware’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, and provides fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and boating access on nearly 68,000 acres of public land. For more information, visit the website and connect with @DelawareDNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Media Contacts: Michael Globetti, michael.globetti@delaware.gov; Joanna Wilson, joanna.wilson@delaware.gov

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(DNREC’s “Take A Kid Fishing!” program teaches young people ages 6 through 15 how to fish. /DNREC photo.)

Registration Now Open

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invites budding anglers ages 6 through 15 to join the DNREC Division of Fish of Fish and Wildlife aquatic resource educators and learn how to fish with a parent, grandparent or guardian at an upcoming “Take a Kid Fishing!” event.

“Take a Kid Fishing!” events are offered free of charge to all participants, with advanced registration required. All fishing equipment is provided at no charge to participants for use at the events. To ensure that enough supplies are on hand, advanced registration is required at de.gov/takf.

Events will be held starting in June on the following dates at the following locations:

  • 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 4, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 11, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 16, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 17, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 18, Lums Pond State Park, Bear
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 24, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 30, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna

Additional “Take A Kid Fishing!” event dates scheduled for July and August and program information is available at de.gov/takf.

“Take a Kid Fishing!” teaches young anglers fundamental fishing skills and conservation concepts, including catch-and-release. Along with the angling experience, these free fishing events also feature activity stations and prizes. Packing refreshments and a picnic lunch is encouraged.

Individuals 16 years of age and older who accompany and engage in fishing with “Take a Kid Fishing!” participants must have a current Delaware fishing license and a Delaware Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number. Delaware recreational fishing licenses are sold online and by license agents statewide. License-exempt anglers, including Delaware residents 65 and older, may obtain a free FIN number online or from a license agent where recreational fishing licenses are sold. Online services available at de.gov/fishinglicense include fishing license purchases, FIN numbers, a list of participating license agents, and additional related information. Children under the age of 16 are exempt from the license and FIN requirements.

Information on fishing in Delaware also can be found in the 2022 Delaware Fishing Guide at dnrec.delaware.gov. The guide is also available in printed form from license agents throughout the state.

“Take A Kid Fishing!” is sponsored by the DNREC Aquatic Resources Education Center, with host sites provided by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation, Delaware Department of Agriculture Forest Service and City of Dover Parks and Recreation.

About DNREC
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control protects and manages the state’s natural resources, protects public health, provides outdoor recreational opportunities, and educates Delawareans about the environment. The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife conserves and manages Delaware’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, and provides fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and boating access on nearly 68,000 acres of public land. For more information, visit the website and connect with @DelawareDNREC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Media Contacts: Michael Globetti, michael.globetti@delaware.gov; Joanna Wilson, joanna.wilson@delaware.gov

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There’s talk of fishing and other spring events in the community news

There's talk of fishing and other spring events in the community news

Orioles feeding on grape jelly and oranges outside Bev Waller’s window. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

Miniota News By Linda Clark

Congratulations to Robyn and Traci McKean and big sister Brae on the arrival of Logan Elizabeth on May 9th. Congratulations also to grandparents Randy and Ollie McKean and Keith and Brenda Orr and other family members.

Our university students are arriving home for the summer with many seeking employment in the area and surrounding towns. Have a great summer!

Saturday, May 14th saw the foot and vehicle traffic increase in our town for the Town Wide Garage Sales. Hope everyone found some treasures and the sales were good for the vendors.

Henri Nouwen said, “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose Joy and keep choosing it everyday.”

 

Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

“I’m only wishing to go a-fishing,

For this the month of May was made.” – Henry van Dyke

It’s always an exciting time when fishing season opens. It begins May 15. The $23.70 you spend for a license is well worth the excitement and the catch!

On Saturday, May 14, we got that “brighter outlook on life” again. Julian, our manager Nikki’s husband, and his brother Joel Desjarlins washed our windows here at Evergreen. They are a team of brothers who are available window washers.

The rain we’ve had has given us a wonderful green lawn. Chris Leach mowed the grass for the first time this Spring on Sunday, the 15th.

Vern and Margaret Rollo enjoyed a drive out to Minolta, their hometown, on Sunday.

We get the Virden paper on Friday, May 20. I read that May 20 is National Pizza party Day. That sounds yummy! And get your bicycles out, it is also National Bike to Work Day.

Of interest to some may be that on May 20, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which provided 160 acres of public land, virtually free of charge to those who had lived on and cultivated the land for at least five years.

Driving around in the country, one interest I have, I have not seen farmers out in the fields yet. If the forecast carries through the week there will be more rain again. Much patience is needed.

Victoria Day is coming up next week on Monday, the 23rd. It is always observed the Monday preceding May 25. I took note that Victoria Day is Canada’s oldest non-religious holiday.

Verna Pennycook, out there in Melita, if you read this paper, we, at Evergreen are sending you Get Well greetings. We ask you to get healed and come back soon. You are missed at Evergreen.

The Spring birds are showing up all over. Marlene was watching a Ruby Throated humming bird out of her upstairs window. A friend forwarded me a picture of eight orioles around the feeders last Thursday in the valley close to Virden (front page photo). I had never seen anything like it before.

The co-ordinator of the Virden Book Club, Sandra Nash, is a resident at Evergreen. She told me our next meeting will be the second Thursday of June instead of the first Thursday. June 2 – 4 are the Book Sale days at the Library. See you there?

Quote for the Day:

   ” The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.”

  – Benjamin Franklin 

 

Princess Lodge By Janice Simpson

The following residents have a birthday in May: Joyce Heaman, Rita Draper, Percy Pierce, Sheila Pierce, May Tapp and Kay Lynn Gardiner.

The Cloggers came to Princess Lodge on May 4 to entertain us. It was very good of the ladies.

Les and Bernice Graham visited with Tim and Heather and family of Rocanville last Thursday.

Leona Joseph visited with Ethel Bowles on Wednesday.

Several of the residents attended the tea on Friday, May 13 at St. Paul’s Church.

Janice was out at Wayne and Lori Stuart’s for a family supper, May 14. Randy Stuart, Kelly Hudson and Levi were visiting from Yorkton.

Harvey and Karen Veldhouse of Souris visited with Joyce Heaman on May 12 and had a lovely supper at Wellview Golf Course.

Janice treated the residents for the Royal Purple week on Friday, May 20. Royal Purple week is May 15 to 21.

It’s so nice to be able to get together again for meals and entertainment.

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Event: BWA Jigging for Jacks Ice Fishing Derby

Event: BWA Jigging for Jacks Ice Fishing Derby


You are invited to Brandon Wildlife Association’s 2022 Jigging for Jacks ice fishing derby! We are so excited to be able to organize our first event in over 2 years with the added bonus of $5000 in cash prizes up for grabs.
Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for youth 15 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Home Hardware and Jo Brook in Brandon.
The event will be taking place February 26th with registration starting at 9:00AM a the BWA Rivers Dock on Lake Wahtopanah. Derby starts at 10:00AM and runs until 2:00PM.
This is a Northern Pike ONLY tournament.
This event is being organized and run in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions.